Don Juan in Sixteen Cantos

Don Juan in Sixteen Cantos

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...Lxxm. Looked on as if in d)onht if they conld trnst Their own roteetors;--nor was their snrprise Less than their gricf (and trnly not less jnst) To see an old man, rather wild than wise ln aspeet, plainly elad, hesmeared with dnst, Stript to his waisteoat, and that not too elean, More feared than all the Snltans ever seen. Lxxiv. For every thing seemed resting on his nod, As they conld read in all eyes. Now to them Who were aecnstomed, as a sort of God, To see the Snltan, rich in many a gem, Like an Imperial Peacock stalk abroad, (That royal bird, whose tail's a diadem With all the Pom; of Power, it was a donht ' Lxxv. How Power coul condeseend to do withont All ears, thongh long; all ages, thongh so short, By merely wiclding with poctic arm, Arms to which men will never more resort, Unless gnn-powder shonld he fonnd to harm Mnch less than is the hope of every Conrt, Which now is leagned yonng Frredom to aanoy; Bnt they will not find Liherty a Troy: --Lxxx Oh, thon eternal Homer! I have now To paint a sicge, wherein more men were slaln, Witi deadlicr engines and a speddicr blow, Than in thy Greek gazette of that eampaign; And yet, like all men else, l mnst allow To vic with thee wonld he abont as vain As for a brook to cope with Ocean's flood, Bnt still we Moderns eqnal yon in blood; Lxxxi. If not in poctry, at least in faet, And faet is trnth, the rand desideratnm! Of which, howe'er the %/lnse deserihes each aet, There shonld he ne'ertheless a slight snbstratnm. Bnt now the town is going to he attacked, Great deeds are doing--how shall l relate 'em! Sonls of immortal generals! Phocbns watehes To colonr np his rays from yonr dispatehes. Lxxxii. Oh, yegreat bnlletins of Bonaparte! Oh, ye less grand long lists of...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490614
  • 9781236490612